Sold into slavery by his foster parents and smuggled out of Alberta, Canada, Daniel is held captive by Terrance McMaster, a greedy and sadistic farmer. While he toils in a mine, Daniel discovers an ancient geode and a forgotten civilization. Though the discovery would change the known history of the world, the world is not ready for the crystals' amazing powers. #9 Grundpark Road is an inspiring tale of perseverance and heroism. Will Daniel be able to survive a power that has destroyed everyone who has come in contact with it? Will he discover the true meaning of family?
If you could sum up #9 Grundpark Road in three words, what would they be?
this was a fun read, despite the narrator of the audio format. Mr Wallace kept my imagination and curiosity at peak levels throughout the book. I have read literally hundreds of fiction authors and he ranks among the top. I highly recommend it.
What was one of the most memorable moments of #9 Grundpark Road?
Mr Wallace has a natural way of weaving suspense, drama, and comedy into the same story. Though not a lover of romance, there's great little love story that develops as well. (spoiler alert!!!) I loved the concept of the power crystals, which among other things, enhanced the mental abilities of the protagonist and his girlfriend in a way that didn't seem "comic bookish."
How did the narrator detract from the book?
His voice wasn't right for navigating multi-gender parts. Nor did he represent the protagonist in a likable way. His portrayal of Daniel as a teenager was so annoying that I had to constantly remind myself that the narrator and the character were separate entities so that I could enjoy Daniel as his character developed.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I would read or listen to it in one sitting, but I listened to it over the course of two or three days. It would be a great book to read. I think if another better actor read it, it would have been perfect to listen to as well since the story is so captivating.
Any additional comments?
Don't miss the opportunity to read this book. You'll love it